Xin Chen

I am a post-doctoral fellow in Jay’s lab.  I got my doctorate in psychology from Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY under the mentorship of Dr. Greg Zelinsky.  I carried out post-doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. John Tsotsos in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada.  I have been a post-doctoral fellow in the Hegdé laboratory at the Georgia Health Sciences University in the March 2009.

My research interests are mainly in the area of psychology and human neuroimaging.


Chen, X. and Hegdé, J. Learning to break camouflage by learning the background (submitted).

Chen, X. and Hegdé, J. Learning to break camouflage by learning the background. 3rd Annual Retreat of the Vision Discovery Institute. Feb. 15, 2011.

Chen, X. and Hegdé, J. Implicit learning of background texture while learning to break camouflage Journal of Vision 10:1114 (2010).

Neider MB, Chen X, Dickinson CA, Brennan SE, Zelinsky GJ. Coordinating spatial referencing using shared gaze. Psychon Bull Rev. 2010 Oct;17(5):718-24.

Yang H, Chen X, Zelinsky GJ. A new look at novelty effects: guiding search away from old distractors. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2009 Apr;71(3):554-64.

Brennan SE, Chen X, Dickinson CA, Neider MB, Zelinsky GJ. Coordinating cognition: the costs and benefits of shared gaze during collaborative search. Cognition. 2008 Mar;106(3):1465-77. Epub 2007 Jul 6.

Chen X, Zelinsky GJ. Real-world visual search is dominated by top-down guidance.Vision Res. 2006 Nov;46(24):4118-33. Epub 2006 Sep 26.

Chen, X., & Zelinsky, G. (2007). Dividing the labor of search: It’s not just space anymore. Journal of Vision, 7(9), 1055a.

Chen, X., & Zelinsky, G. J. (2003). How ”visual” is visual search? dissociating visual from categorical factors in a search task. Journal of Vision, 3(9), 625a.